Image Feature Extraction Using Gradient Local Auto-Correlations

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Image Feature Extraction Using Gradient Local Auto-Correlations
In this paper, we propose a method for extracting image features which utilizes 2 nd order statistics, i.e., spatial and orientational auto-correlations of local gradients. It enables us to extract richer information from images and to obtain more discriminative power than standard histogram based methods. The image gradients are sparsely described in terms of magnitude and orientation. In addition, normal vectors on the image surface are derived from the gradients and these could also be utilized instead of the gradients. From a geometrical viewpoint, the method extracts information about not only the gradients but also the curvatures of the image surface. Experimental results for pedestrian detection and image patch matching demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method compared with other methods, such as HOG and SIFT.
Takumi Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Otsu
Added 15 Oct 2009
Updated 15 Oct 2009
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ECCV
Authors Takumi Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Otsu
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